Attention all Frank Wolf voters in the otherwise “blue” 10th CD: the following information (from Rep. Jim Moran) might be of interest to you, since Wolf is lockstep with Cantor/BONEr/etc.
Republican Budget Sends Federal Employees to Unemployment Line
Severe budget cuts could result in loss of 650,000 government jobs
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, condemned the 650,000 federal jobs projected to be lost as a result of the proposed Republican spending cuts. Northern Virginia is home to thousands of federal employees representing virtually every agency including the Department of Defense, Transportation, Veterans’ Affairs and Health and Human Services.
“Republicans are using hardworking federal employees as scapegoats for government waste,” Moran said. “Sending a large chunk of our federal workforce to the breadlines will not balance the budget or make government more efficient. What it will do is add to the unemployment rolls, put a strain on thousands of middle-class families, and cost taxpayers more in the long run as projects are put on hold and millions of Americans got without essential services.”
In addition to job losses, the proposed FY11 Continuing Resolution removes more than $588 million in federal agency salaries and expenses. These cuts will at a minimum result in furloughs, reduced employee training and degraded Information Technology systems.
The projected ripple effect of sudden government job losses on the private sector could amount to a loss of 284,000 to 325,000 private sector jobs – including nearly 5,000 transportation jobs in Virginia.
A complete list of the proposed cuts can be found here: http://republicans.appropriati…